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Old August 3, 2008, 03:59 PM
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Default Any have the Mako yet?

I was just wondering if anyone has shelled out the 400 bucks for these puppies yet and if they think it was money well spent. I want them but I don't even have a sound card yet so these are still a LONG way off.
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Old August 3, 2008, 04:06 PM
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For $400 I am sure you can definitely get better than speakers made by a company who makes keyboards and mouses for their living.

For that much money you should be able to get a very decent set of studio monitors

You could buy a pair of M-AUDIO AV40's as well as a Prelude and still have nearly $100 left over. Which I am going to bet will sound better.

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Old August 4, 2008, 09:04 AM
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For $400 I am sure you can definitely get better than speakers made by a company who makes keyboards and mouses for the living.

For that much money you should be able to get a very decent set of studio monitors

You could buy a pair of M-AUDIO AV40's as well as a Prelude and still have nearly $100 left over. Which I am going to bet will sound better.
Exactly....no need for $400 speakers made by a peripheral manufacturer...compare the Mako to a company that specializes in audio...like Klipsch, Dynaudio or Totem.
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Old August 4, 2008, 09:20 AM
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Yeah I'm sure there's much better options out there for $400 than Razer...

And who puts a subwoofer on their desk? That just seems totally stupid to me.
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Old August 4, 2008, 09:38 AM
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I suggest you take the $400 and buy a HT recevier and some speakers. They would give you much better sound quality.
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Old August 4, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Actually I recall hearing Adam or Linus from NCIX saying they tried out the Mako, and said they sound like they should for the price, so the money is well spent.
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..perhaps a review is in order.
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Old August 4, 2008, 11:35 AM
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Anyone who's in the market for a quality 2.1 PC speaker system, and is not primarily concerned with appearances, should buy the Logitech Z-2300...and do so now because they are quickly disappearing.

Nothing comes close
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